Elizabethtown College has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) to build a solar array. The school is partnering with Namaste Solar to complete the project.
When complete, the 2.6 MW system will be the largest on an institute of higher learning in the state.
“We are excited to be a part of this landmark project and help provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about renewable energy. Elizabethtown College has clearly demonstrated their commitment to sustainability and Namasté Solar looks forward to supporting them in this effort and to working with all of our project partners throughout the construction process,” said Ben Griffin, Project Development Manager – Northeast Region.
Not only will the installation provide 20 percent of the school’s energy – it will also provide a living-learning laboratory for the community.
“Namasté Solar is proud to be a partner in Elizabethtown College’s efforts to bring clean energy to campus,” said Cynthia Christensen, Namasté Solar’s Commercial Sales Director. “This project marks…Namasté Solar’s first large-scale solar array in the state of Pennsylvania. We’re not only excited to continue to grow our solar community in the Northeast Region, but to bring renewable energy to wider audience.”
The array is expected to be complete this winter.